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'''Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward''' (August 31, 1844 – January 28, 1911) was an early feminist American author and intellectual who challenged traditional Christian beliefs of the afterlife, challenged women's traditional roles in marriage and family, and advocated History of brassieres#The Clothing Reform Movement|clothing reform for women. In 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, she published ''The Gates Ajar'', which depicted the afterlife as a place replete with the comforts of domestic life and where families would be reunited—along with family pets—through eternity. In her 40s, Phelps broke convention again when she married a man 17 years her junior. Later in life she urged women to burn their corsets. Her later writing focused on feminine ideals and women's financial dependence on men in marriage. She was the first woman to present a lecture series at Boston University. During her lifetime she was the author of 57 volumes of...
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Birth placeAndover, Massachusetts
Death date{{Death date and age|1911|01|28|1844|08|31}}
Death placeNewton Center, Massachusetts
Other namesLily Phelps, Mary Adams
Known forWriter, essayist, activist
OccupationWriter
NationalityAmerican
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bayard taylor, frank richard stockton, j w de forest, h c bunner, henry a beers, mary putnam jacobi, rebecca harding davis, n p willis, william henry bishop, alvey a adee, harriet elizabeth prescott spofford, john eddy, constance fenimore woolson, albert webster, lucretia peabody hale, mary agnes tincker, frances hodgson burnett, noah brooks, mary hallock foote, celia thaxter, elizabeth stuart phelps, lina redwood fairfax, julia thompson von stosch schayer, elizabeth stoddard, elizabeth williams champney, octave thanet, louise stockton, margaret floyd, virginia wales johnson, milicent washburn shinn, cairns collection of american women writers
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bayard taylor, mary putnam jacobi, rebecca harding davis, harriet elizabeth prescott spofford, william henry bishop, mary agnes tincker, albert webster, lucretia peabody hale, frances hodgson burnett, celia thaxter, constance fenimore woolson, mary hallock foote, milicent washburn shinn, lina redwood fairfax, elizabeth williams champney, octave thanet, louise stockton, margaret floyd, virginia wales johnson, elizabeth stuart phelps, elizabeth stoddard, julia thompson von stosch schayer, cairns collection of american women writers
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